Sonora Peak, California

Prominence: 1816 ft, 554 m

Elevation: 11,459 feet, 3493 meters

Approx. Isolation: 4.75 mi, 7.64 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 11,464 ft / 3495 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)38° 21' 14'' N; 119° 38' 8'' W
38.35385, -119.6355 (Dec Deg)
269708E 4248364N Zone 11 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionAlpine (Highest Point)

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     Weather for Sonora Peak at Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Jim Sommerville Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Peter Maurer Trip Report for Alpine, CA by John Garner Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Rich Wilson Trip Report for Alpine, CA by Ron Tagliapietra

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Lists that contain Sonora Peak:
     USA Lower 48 Range5 High Points (Rank #91)
     Western USA CoHPs (Rank #100)
     Western Contiguous USA CoHPs (Rank #93)
     California Wilderness High Points (Rank #14)
     Western States Climbers List (Rank #152)
     California County High Points (Rank #10)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Pacific Crest Trail (Rank #11)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #65)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       California County Summits (Suttle)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1970-07 by Frederick Johnson
     1996-07-05 by Richard Carey
     2003-09-20 by John Fedak
     2007-11-18 by Al Sandorff
     2008-07-12 by Eric Light
     2008-08-13 by John Fedak
     2009-06-18 by Carl Hansen
     2009-09-13 by Greg Slayden (GPS Track)
     2010-06-10 by James Barlow (Unsuccessful)
     2010-09-02 by James Barlow
     2012-06-20 by George Burgess (GPS Track)
     2012-09-29 by Marcus Sierra
     2013-06-15 by Eric Noel
     2013-06-30 by Daniel Block
     2013-08-12 by Mike Jay (GPS Track)
     2013-08-25 by Coby King
     2014-09-14 by Mihai Giurgiulescu (GPS Track)
     2014-10-13 by David Sanger
     2015-06-20 by Patrick Bergeron (GPS Track)
     2015-09-12 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2015-10-20 by William Inman

View ascents of peak by registered members (167 total)

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Sonora Peak is only a couple miles north of Highway 108 at Sonora Pass, and this access helps make the summit an easy hike. Unlike the granite peaks for which the Sierra Nevada is famous, Sonora Peak is a pile of rotten volcanic scree. It is the highest point in Alpine County, California, and there is no higher summit further north in the Sierra.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1816 ft/554 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1816 ft/554 m
  Key Col: Sonora Pass    9643 ft/2939 m
Isolation4.75 mi/7.64 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Leavitt Peak  (S)
Not verified: May be a major NHN that is not in the database.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Sierra Nevada
Range4: Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada
Range5: Carson-Iceberg Area (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsGreat Basin
Internal Drainage-N.A.
Worldwide Internal Drainage
OwnershipLand: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest/Stanislaus National Forest
Wilderness/Special Area: Carson-Iceberg Wilderness Area (Highest Point)
Topo MapSonora Pass O38119c6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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